June 04, 2009

It was twenty years ago today

No, I'm not talking about when Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. I'm talking about the massacre in Tiananmen Square.

I was just barely a stupid teenager then, and I knew next to nothing about international politics, but I had watched the demonstrations on CNN (which wasn't then the joke that it is today) but I knew that the people gathered in Beijing were fighting for their freedom. When I saw what was happening to the people there, when the troops and the tanks moved in and the whole thing disintegrated into a bloody mess, well, I cried. I knew that something horrible had happened to people who were standing up for something that they believed in. I knew that something horrible had happened. Even though I was ignorant of the evils of communisim at the time, I knew that it was wrong.

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Update: Um, this movement where people were demonstrating for their freedom could maybe merit a mention on this anniversary from the White House, perhaps? No?

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